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Old 08-25-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook or Schwinn Jaguar

Originally Posted by Jim C View Post
I have a recently completed Jaguar. I think the same frame is used on several Schwinns so the Jag mount might be better. Something to be considered in a kit would be a chain length that would eliminate the dreaded chain tensioner. My experience with my kit was that it reayy was not a turn key build (lotta problems) It is a really good idea and a nice tuned kit that would bolt up would sure be worth it.

Jim C
Its not chain length that dictates if a tensioner is required but frame design and clearance. A bike equipped with with horizontal drop outs and chain stays wide enough for chain clearance does not require a tensioner. Many have successfully gone that route. Consider using the tensioner on the pedal chain and maintaining engine chain tension by either shimming the engine at the rear mount or, if you have them, use the drop out adjustment and half links. The Jag is a great platform for a motorized bicycle; I have two of them and their only shortcoming is the close coupled seat. A lay-back seat post greatly improves the comfort of the ride.
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